Took a midnight bus from Seoul to Deogyusan National Park. Started hiking at 4 am to catch the sunrise. There was mention of a shelter at the summit which offered noodles. My friend and I were more than excited, we were starving. Our last “meal” was actually more of a snack at the bus station before hopping on the midnight bus. Didn’t get a chance to prepare food for the hike due to work.
Sadly, the shelter was being renovated at the time. This temple at the end of the hike didn’t ease the hunger. But, it did provide a feast for the eyes. A peaceful moment to catch my breath, after a breathtaking hike, stomach empty, eyes full.